CANNES (21 May 2018) – Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, has announced the 413 jury members chosen to award and celebrate the best creative work from around the world.
This year’s juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Sri Lanka. Continuing the drive for a more diverse mix within the jury room, this year includes 46 percent female jury members, as well as a wide mix of creative agencies, brands, media owners, and production companies.
Jose Papa, managing director of Cannes Lions said: “The job of the Cannes Lions jury is to act as the custodians of creativity and celebrate work that demonstrates the value of creativity in all its forms. We are committed to ensuring that our juries include a diverse range of people from across the branded communications ecosystem.”
Last year the Festival announced new Lions with the introduction of a new awards architecture to better reflect and support the fast-moving creative industries. These Lions include Creative eCommerce Lions, Brand Experience & Activation Lions, Social & Influencer Lions, Sustainable Development Goals Lions, and the Industry Craft Lions. An overall reduction in the number of categories within individual Lions refined the focus, while new categories were introduced to reflect how creative companies are operating.
“Cannes Lions is now in its 65th year. In that time, the industry and the organizations operating within it have changed dramatically. These new specialized Lions require a broader range of skills and experience which will ultimately help expand our perspective of creative excellence,” said Terry Savage, chairman of Cannes Lions. “The Lions are constantly evolving, just as the industry is, and our jury members are fundamental to ensuring that we keep creativity at the core of what we do.”
The 2018 Cannes Lions Awards will be presented at ceremonies taking place each evening throughout the Festival from the 18-22 June.
The 2018 members of the Design Lions jury are:
Lulu Raghavan, Managing Director, Landor, India
Johnny Tan, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny, APAC – Jury President
Dominic Hofstede, Executive Creative Director, Maud Melbourne, Australia
Giovanni Vannucchi, Partner, Oz Estratégia+Design, Brazil
Vanessa Eckstein, Creative Director/Founder, Blok Design, Canada
Julia Deshayes, Art Director, TBWA\Paris, France
Katrin Oeding, CEO & Creative Director, Studio Oeding, Germany
Thomas Holst Sørensen, Creative Director, Global Design Innovation, LEGO, Global
Greg Quinton, Chief Creative Officer, Superunion, Global
Connie Birdsall, Sr. Partner and Global Creative Director, Lippincott, Global
Yuri Uenishi, Art Director, Dentsu Inc., Japan
Leonid Feigin, Creative Director, DDVB, Russia
Carola Gerlach, Former Creative Director, FutureBrand, Singapore
Vumile Mavumengwana, Designer, Creative Director, VM DSGN, South Africa
Ali Rez, Regional Creative Director – Middle East and Pakistan, BBDO, UAE
This press release was republished from Cannes Lions (21 May 2018).